Shashank seals it for RJYB
PUNE: Deccan XI had a field day, while Shashank Yadav turned out last action hero for Range Hills Young Boys in their First Division matches of the PDFA League 2021-22.
At the City Sports Arena, Moshi, hard-fought wins were the order of the day.
Deccan 'B' began proceedings by downing Tiger Combine 1-0 in a Pool-C encounter with Gaurav Gaba (51st) scoring the decider.
Later, Range Hills Young Boys left it late to leave Blue Stag disappointed with the 2-1 result in Pool-B.
Shashank Yadav (22nd) opened the scoring in the match for RHYB, before Sachin Chandel (43rd) struck three minutes into the second half.
With the game 1-1, RHYB had Shashank seal the match in his team's favour two minutes past regulation time.
In the last match of the day, Deccan 'D' made heavy weather of Range Hills Milan with a 2-1 win.
Saurabh Shinde (10th) and Shankar Kholoragade (77th) netted for the winners while Range Hills Milan had Sandesh Sarwode (66th) reduce the margin.
City Sports Arena, Moshi - First Division
Pool-C: Deccan XI 'B': 1 (Gaurav Gaba 51st) bt Tiger Combine: 0
Pool-D: Range Hills Young Boys: 2 (Shashank Yadav 22nd, 80+2nd) bt Blue Stag: 1 (Sachin Chandel 43rd)
Pool-D: Deccan XI 'D': 2 (Saurabh Shinde 10th; Shankar Kholoragade 77th) bt Range Hills Milan: 1 (Sandesh Sarwode 66th).